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written by Edward F. Redish, Patrick Cooney, and K. Vick
supported by the National Science Foundation
This web page contains a homework assignment that asks the student to solve problems based on the launch and flight of a rocket.  Developed as an alternative to traditional textbook homework, this item is based on the work of the Activity Based Physics project (ABP).  Students must make estimations and build their own mathematical models to determine which concepts of classical mechanics apply to each section of the problem set.  Topics covered include kinematics, Newton's second law, conservation of energy, and projectile motion.

This item is part of a larger collection of alternative homework assignments designed for introductory physics students.  Each assignment poses a series of questions about a single context.  To successfully complete assignments, students must think critically about how the physical situation could be represented by mathematics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Linear Momentum
= Rockets
- Motion in One Dimension
= Acceleration
= Gravitational Acceleration
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Problem/Problem Set
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These problems may be freely used in classrooms. They may be copied and cited in published work if the Activity-Based Physics (ABP) Alternative Homework Assignments (AHAs) Problem site is mentioned and the URL given.
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© 2002 Edward F. Redish
NSF Number:
9455561
Keywords:
ABP, Activity Based Physics, newton's second law, problem based learning, projectile, rocket
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created July 16, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
September 6, 2010 by Bruce Mason
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June 25, 2002
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AIP Format
E. Redish, P. Cooney, and K. Vick, (2002), WWW Document, (http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/abp/aha/rocket.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
E. Redish, P. Cooney, and K. Vick, Activity Based Physics Alternative Homework Assignments: Rocket Motion, (2002), <http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/abp/aha/rocket.htm>.
APA Format
Redish, E., Cooney, P., & Vick, K. (2002, June 25). Activity Based Physics Alternative Homework Assignments: Rocket Motion. Retrieved November 25, 2014, from http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/abp/aha/rocket.htm
Chicago Format
Redish, E, P. Cooney, and K. Vick. Activity Based Physics Alternative Homework Assignments: Rocket Motion. June 25, 2002. http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/abp/aha/rocket.htm (accessed 25 November 2014).
MLA Format
Redish, Edward F., Patrick Cooney, and K. Vick. Activity Based Physics Alternative Homework Assignments: Rocket Motion. 2002. 25 June 2002. National Science Foundation. 25 Nov. 2014 <http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/abp/aha/rocket.htm>.
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